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Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin

Chablis 1er Cru Montmains Bottle
Appellation
Chablis Premier Cru
Variety
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
45
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Kimmeridgian clay limestone
Altitude
160–210 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, pneumatic pressing, 3-4 hour prefermentation settling, natural yeast fermentation in tank and French oak barrels
Aging
10 months in tank (70%) and neutral French oak barrels (30%)

Overview

Located on the west bank of the Yvonne, and just to the south of Vaillons, Montmains, has a southeastern exposure. Considered, along with Vaillons, to be one of the top premier crus west of the river, Montmains is forward in its youth, displaying more apple than lime flavors with a distinctive nutty nuance – Benoît says it is reminiscent of hazelnuts or almonds and speculates that this is  due to the finer marl soils of this hillside. Domaine Droin owns 2.15 hectares in Montmains.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2018 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Source: VM

93

2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Source: VM

91

2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Source: WA

92

2016 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Source: VM

90

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Source: WA

90

2015 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Source: VM

Chablis, France
  • Location
    Chablis, France
  • Appellation
    Chablis Premier Cru
  • Proprietor
    Famille Droin
  • Winemaker
    Benoit Droin
  • Size / Elevation
    26 hectares / 100–250 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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